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In early online publication, scientists at the Broad Institute have used chromatin-state maps to discover 1,600 large intergenic RNAs across four mouse cell types, about 95 percent of which showed strong evolutionary conservation. A functional genomics approach found that they play a range of functions, including for embryonic stem cell pluripotency and cell proliferation.

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